Ant and Dec left some viewers confused after they referred to Northern Ireland as not being a part of Great Britain on prime time TV.
During the latest episode of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Take Away the duo were explaining the details of their game Sofa Watch: Battle of Britain when they pointed out that the six counties could not be included.
"Northern Ireland isn't actually part of Great Britain, but we still want it to be part of Sofa Watch," said Dec.
Some viewers took to social media to express their indignation. Maureen Bell wrote on Twitter: "Ant and Dec referred to Northern Ireland as not part of GB, that's me finished with Ant and Dec show Saturday night takeaway."
Ant and Dec weren't making any kind of political statement, and were correct, as Great Britain is the land mass consisting of England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
As Dan McAlinden posted on Twitter: "Did anyone watch Ant and Dec last night? Even they know that the north of Ireland 'isn't really part of Great Britain' according to Dec."
Ant and dec referred to Northern Ireland is not part of GB that’s me finished with ant and dec show Saturday night takeaway— Maureen bell (@Maureen44113763) March 10, 2018
Did anyone watch #AntandDec last night ? Even they know that The North of IRELAND "isn’t really part of Great Britain " according to Dec @sinnfeinireland @duponline check it out , #antanddec’ s Saturday night takeaway— Dan McAlinden (@McalindenDan) March 11, 2018
Ant and Dec are factually accurate because it’s actually the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.— fred ferguson (@fredferguson14) March 12, 2018
So many people on Twitter complaining that Ant and Dec said Northern Ireland wasn’t in Great Britain. Sorry to break it to you. https://t.co/D7ydblm569— Richard Smith (@richard5mith) March 10, 2018
@antanddec I would like to inform you that Northern Ireland is and always will be part of Britain/Great Britain 😡😡😡— Michelle Hamilton (@Michell95398564) March 10, 2018